Grammar Patterns

poss N

The 'dismay' group

These nouns refer to particular feelings. With many of these nouns, the noun is usually or sometimes followed by a prepositional phrase. This is a productive use.
But in some insidious way, his craving for power is something that it's hard for him to control.
To her dismay, she found herself surrounded by exactly the sort of temptation she was least able to withstand.
The Samoan coach also expressed his displeasure at his team's over-physical approach.
My love for him has been destroyed by our inequality.
  • abhorrence
  • ambivalence
  • annoyance
  • appreciation
  • approval
  • chagrin
  • concern
  • craving
  • desire
  • devotion
  • dismay
  • displeasure
  • enthusiasm
  • fetish
  • fixation
  • hatred
  • inclination
  • liking
  • love
  • love affair
  • mortification
  • passion
  • preference
  • spleen
  • trust
  • unease
  • wrath
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